It has been my personal opinion that the Guardian was genetically engineered by bacteriologists by growing membrane in a Petri dish. Certainly the membrane can withstand both the heat and fiery blast of flames from the twin exhaust of a rocket. And yet there is this image that plays in the mind. It doesn’t look like the cavern floor, and yet it gives me the feeling of heat, and possibly the environment of an alien planet! An alien life form in a mist, hot crater on a planet alien to us, it is strangely compelling. This alien life form could have originally arrived on Earth in a meteorite. And somehow it ended up in The Village, as much a prisoner as any other creature. And forced to work as nothing more than a guard dog, to be released and set upon any unsuspecting escapee! And do we, do we see the Guardian in this picture in its natural environment? I’m not sure, I’ve never been sure not in all the past 50 years of ‘the Prisoner.’ Unless of course it is the burnt out cavern caused by the flames and immense heat from the rocket’s three exhausts!
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